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'Hamilton' To Pence: 'We Are The Diverse America Who Are Alarmed'

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 9:45am

Pence was met with boos and cheers as he came to see the show, and afterwards the diverse cast and crew delivered a pointed statement about what they believe really makes America great.

'Moonglow' Shines A Light On Hidden Family History

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 7:07am

Michael Chabon's new novel is based on deathbed conversations with his own grandfather, as strong painkillers unlocked the stories of a long full life — stories Chabon says he'd never heard before.

'Hamilton' Cast Makes Appeal To Attendee Mike Pence, Amid Emotional Audience

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 7:07am

Vice president-elect Mike Pence attended the Broadway production of Hamilton last night. At the end of the musical, the cast of the show had a message for him.

'Ray And Joan' Chronicles Complex Life Of Kroc's Philanthropic Wife

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 7:07am

It's often quoted that Ray Kroc made a fortune and his wife spent it — on causes he may not have agreed with. Lisa Napoli talks to Scott Simon about the life and love affair in her new book.

Australian Star Marta Dusseldorp: 'Compassion And Imagination Go Hand In Hand'

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 7:07am

Marta Dusseldorp currently stars in three popular Australian shows: "Jack Irish", "Janet King" and "A Place to Call Home." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Dusseldorp about her career.

'Fantastic Beasts' And 'The Red Turtle' Bring Magic To The Screen

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews a critter double-feature: J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beats and Where To Find Them and the Studio Ghibli's The Red Turtle.

Remembering Ruth Gruber, Who Photographed The 20th Century's Darkest Moments

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 2:19pm

The photographer and author documented life in Nazi Germany and in Josef Stalin's gulags, as well as the arrival of Jews in Israel. She died Thursday at the age of 105.

Bleak, Mournful 'Manchester By The Sea' Packs An Emotional Punch

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:43pm

Casey Affleck is a man returning to his hometown to bury his brother and reconnect with his teen nephew in Manchester by the Sea. Critic David Eldestein calls the film draining, but also worth seeing.

Colson Whitehead's 'Underground Railroad' Is A Literal Train To Freedom

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:43pm

Whitehead was recently awarded the National Book Award for his novel about a young slave who has escaped a Georgia plantation and is heading north. Originally broadcast Aug. 8, 2016.

On Again, Off Again

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:14pm

All bets are off in this week's final round, where each answer contains the word "off."

The N-th Degree

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:14pm

Get ready to be exponentially impressed with this game, where contestants add the letter 'N' to common phrases, and turn them into less common phrases.


Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:14pm

In this music game, we rewrote the lyrics to David Bowie's "Changes" to be about things that change or get changed.

Taxonomy Anomaly

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:14pm

In this game, host Ophira Eisenberg tells contestants a bizarrely named animal, and they have to guess what kind of animal it actually is.

International Brands Of Mystery

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:14pm

In this game, contestants guess brands based on their overseas identities.

Therapist Discovers Surprising Cure For Election Stress: Mindful Muffins

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 11:47am

Food works better than valium but shouldn't be your sole comfort, therapist Jean Fain advises clients. But, she says, making muffins as a meditative practice is a reliable source of comfort and hope.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Arrival' And Pop Culture Mood-Boosters

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 9:54am

On this week's show, we talk about one of our favorite movies in a while and we offer some music and other stuff that can give you a boost when you need one.

Tribes Revive Indigenous Crops, And The Food Traditions That Go With Them

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 6:00am

Members of some Native American tribes are hoping to revive their food and farming traditions by planting the kinds of indigenous crops their ancestors once grew.

Mama Stamberg's Relish Faces Its Toughest Critics: NPR Staffers

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 3:37am

It's tradition: Every year, Susan Stamberg sneaks her mother-in-law's cranberry relish recipe onto the air. To be honest, we've given her a hard time about it, and this year, she's seeking redemption.

Teen Comedy 'The Edge Of Seventeen' Is Razor-Sharp

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:00pm

A sharp-tongued young woman weathers the sundry mortifications of teenage life in a film from first-time writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig.




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